I don’t know how often I talked about the end of summer. It came so abruptly after this year’s record heat. But then today, it appeared like it suddenly came back (although it was not nearly as hot as in summer). And of course, I was already starting to plan a good hike for autumn.
Since there was a bank near Velbert-Nierenhof, I left the group to get some money. In the meantime, there were some people saying in the WhatsApp group that they were arriving late. I decided to stay at the station to wait for them. Carrying my guitar today for the first time in months and because of the heat, I didn’t want to go fast and ended up staying away from the rest of the group for almost half of the entire hike today. This part turned out to be the most interesting part of today’s hike.
Or rather, we bumped into the conventional problem in the second half: bicycles. In this weather, it was definitely too stupid to walk along the Ruhr. As always, the cyclists in this part are usually the ones that don’t know how to cycle (not that we know how to hike).
The rest of the hike was simply exhausting to me. Just simply flat, and too many pensioner cyclists. I liked only the riverside of the Ruhr at the end of the hike, an area that we visited when we hiked from Werden to Steele. A nice green area with a lot of people in summer. We stopped there, had ice creams and stayed there for some time. This time, my guitar saw a somewhat more success, not that everyone joined. Doesn’t matter, we had fun anyway.